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i have been in a lot of pain since Friday. i called the naturopath this morning and she can't get me in until Thursday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
i have been doing garlic-mullein drops a couple times/day since Friday. i've done the half an onion on the ear thing. i regularly take probiotics, FCLO, Vitamin D and a prenatal (i'm 18 weeks).<br><br>
i have garlic and OLE but haven't used them consistently. not sure, particularly with the OLE, on dosage while pregnant.<br><br>
i don't have elderberry, but have been meaning to get some - but i don't know if this is viral or bacterial.<br><br>
any other ear things i'm missing? i'm willing to try homeopathy but i have never had it work for anything, despite having tried it a variety of times.<br><br>
thanks!!!
 

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hot packs (similar to the onion idea) - fill a sock with raw rice, heat in microwave. Apply for 15-20 minutes several times a day. (Draws blood to the area/infection out)<br><br>
Mix white vinegar and rubbing alcohol 1:1. Drop several drops in the ear and let it sit for about 10 minutes, then drain out. (I would do this before the rice sock). ABout 5 times a day.<br><br>
Garlic internally (orally) to generally help fight infection in the body.<br><br>
ear candles, if you can easily get your hands on one. (doubt this would be curing, but might be comforting and can aid in curing)<br><br>
Massage around the ear, stroke down your jaw to your collarbone.
 

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The wait and see period for an ear infection is 48 to 72 hours. Given it's still going on I'd guess bacterial and that your body isn't getting whataver it is (do you have a fever). I'd be suggesting a natural antibiotic right now but I think my favorites (P73 oregano and garlic) are contraindicated in pregnancy.<br><br>
Unless it clears up today I think you need an antibiotic (natural or not) and do heavy probiotics with it and also afterward.<br><br>
Touch the mastoid bone behind your ear. Make sure it isn't soft/spongy, swollen, or incredibly painful to touch. If it is you need help now-don't let that go on.
 

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thank you, ladies. no fever, and behind my ear feels okay. the pain comes and goes, but it feels better this afternoon than it did this morning.<br><br>
if it's bad again tomorrow morning i'll try another naturopath.
 

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I have frequent ear aches due to allergy issues that sometimes end up going to full blown infections<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> I take a a wide mouthed cup or mug and place some warm steaming water (burn caution be careful) and place it on a low table like a dining table I then place my ear gently on the brim of the cup (but not directly touching) kinda with my head tilted towards the table and allow the warm steam to rise up into my ear canal. The warmth helps with the throbbing and pain. I usually do this several times a day. Ear candling has helped as well but since I need help doing it I usually do the cup method most often.
 
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